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The state of the world's human rights

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27 September 2012

Fears of a new wave of executions in Japan increased after two death row inmates were hanged on Thursday, one the first woman to be executed in more than 15 years.

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27 June 2012

Pakistan’s flip-flop over a decision to commute Indian national Sarabjit Singh’s capital sentence to a life term is a cruel blow to him and his family.

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24 May 2012

Amnesty International releases its flagship yearly report documenting the state of the world's human rights.

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09 May 2012

Yong Vui Kong, who was 19 when he was first arrested for possessing 47g of heroin in 2007, faces imminent execution.

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29 March 2012

Japan has hanged three men in the country's first executions in almost two years, joining the minority of countries worldwide that are still executing.

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27 March 2012

After four decades awaiting execution, a recent court development offers hope of retrial for death row prisoner Masaru Okunishi.

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14 February 2012

Some 21 North Koreans in China face expulsion to North Korea after being caught illegally in the country.

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05 January 2012

The Mongolian parliament overwhelmingly approves a bill that aims to scrap the death penalty.

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06 December 2011

A hardline group of Asian countries are defying the global trend against the death penalty and putting to death thousands of people after unfair trials.

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21 September 2011

Death row prisoner Troy Davis has been executed in the state of Georgia despite serious doubts surrounding his conviction

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16 September 2011

Beijing urged to show clemency to Syed Zahid Hussain Shah, who is due to be executed next week.

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28 July 2011

Chiou Ho-shun, who has been detained for 23 years, is now on death row facing execution following the rejection of his appeal by the Supreme Court

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27 May 2011

Indian President Pratibha Patil approves the executions of two death row prisoners, according to media reports.

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05 April 2011

A young Malaysian man faces imminent hanging after his final appeal failed in Singapore

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04 March 2011

The executions come four weeks after President Ma Ying-jeou formally apologised for the execution of an innocent man in 1997.

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27 October 2010

Amnesty International today urged the Saudi Arabian King to halt the execution of a young Sri Lankan woman who has lost her appeal against a death sentence for a murder committed when she says she was 17.

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23 August 2010

If passed, the amendments would remove the death penalty from white collar crimes such as tax fraud, which already rarely receive the punishment.

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16 August 2010

Amnesty International condemns the executions of two people for 'eloping', carried out in a Taleban-controlled village in the province of Kunduz.

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10 August 2010

Amnesty International calls for prosecutions following the release of a UN report showing a rise in targeted killings of Afghan civilians.

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28 July 2010

Amnesty International has condemned the executions of two Japanese men in the first death sentences carried out since the country's new government came to power last year.

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